About the Association

The Supernatural Studies Association is an organization dedicated to the academic study of representations of the supernatural, the speculative, the uncanny, and the weird across periods and disciplines. Its peer-reviewed journal, Supernatural Studies (print ISSN 2470-203X; online ISSN 2325-4866), welcomes submissions on such representations in literature, film, television, video games, and other cultural texts and artifacts.

Beginning with issue 4.1, publication in Supernatural Studies occurs first in print and is followed 30 days later by open-access electronic publication under a Creative Commons BY-NC license. Material from issues prior to 4.1 will be made available as authorial permissions are secured. The journal is listed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.

See our latest Calls for Papers here. Submissions for issue 6.2 and beyond are now being accepted.

The 2020 Annual Conference, to be held at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, on Friday, March 20, 2020 has been cancelled, and all registrants will be refunded the registration fee.


If you are a scholar interested in serving as a peer reviewer for Supernatural Studies, please fill out this form.

Editorial Board of Supernatural Studies

Executive Editors

Leah Richards, LaGuardia Community College,

City University of New York; member, The Council of Editors of Learned Journals

John R. Ziegler, Bronx Community College,

City University of New York

Assistant Executive Editor

Catherine Siemann, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Reviews Editor

Jennifer Gilchrist

Social Media Editor

Deborah Christie, Old Dominion University

Scholarly Communications Liaison

Edward Lehner, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

U.K. Business Manager

Ellen Rawson

Editorial Board

Anastassiya Andrianova, North Dakota State University

Maija Birenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Christina Carlson, Iona College

Joseph Donica, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

Raechel Dumas, San Diego State University

Curt Herr, Kutztown University

Bethany Holmstrom, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

Noah Simon Jampol, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

Sharmila Mukherjee, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

Stephanie Pietros, College of Mount Saint Vincent

Shannon Proctor, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

David J. Puglia, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

Sigmund Shen, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

Association News and Events

Vol. 6, issue 1 available now

1 Dec. 2019: Volume 6, issue 1 is now available as open access here.

11 Jun. 2020: Online-first reviews of The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema, Affective Intensities and Evolving Horror Forms, B-Movie Gothic, Craving Supernatural Creatures: German Fairy-Tale Figures in American Pop Culture, and more are now available.

Individuals can purchase printed copies here or subscribe and join the Association here; For institutional subscriptions, please email supernaturalstudies@gmail.com.

Next issue: Winter 2020.

The online, open-access reviews section of Supernatural Studies is live and accepting submissions.

Read Paolo Javier and Thomas Fink's "Exchange with Leah Richards and John Ziegler on Their Editorial Stewardship of Supernatural Studies" on Dichtung Yammer (1 Dec. 2019).

Read one participant's reflection on presenting at the inaugural 2018 Supernatural Studies Conference.

Read a review of Supernatural Studies 2.1 by Janet Brennan Croft, editor of the journal Mythlore.

Other News and Resources

11 Jun. 2020: Amsterdam UP series on early modern/medieval alterity seeks proposals

The book series "Monsters and Marvels: Alterity in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds" (formerly Medieval Institute Publications' "Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity") at Amsterdam University Press seeks proposals. See this flyer for details and contact information.